Hoylake Shipwreck Sunset Walk

Walk out to sea at low tide from Hoylake and what do you find about 1 mile off shore? The remains of a large shipwreck!
Add in a beautiful Wirral Sunset and boy do you have a subject to die for!

A unique Wirral subject to photograph.

One of my absolute favourite sunset routes! This is a walk 1 mile straight out across the sands at Hoylake to the mysterious unknown Hoylake shipwreck. No one knows which ship was wrecked here but the large remains are an incredible sight. The wreck first appeared in 2010 and has been slowly emerging from the sands as the tide reveals more and more of it.

The Route

We set off from the slipway at Kings Gap and walk out across the sand exploring the vast flat sandbank at Hoylake. On a clear day views stretch from the Great Orme in north wales all the way up to Blackpool.

About half way across the beach, inline with Hoylake Lifeboat, we turn and head straight for the receding water descending the sandbanks until we reach the sea and the remains of the mysterious Hoylake shipwreck.

We’ll then spend the rest of the evening looking for interesting compositions as the sun sets before heading back along the same route to return to Kings Gap.

As this is an extra special and unique walk, from Autumn 2021 I will be charging a non-refundable £15pp upfront fee for walks around this location.

Upcoming Walks in Hoylake

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Upcoming Walks out to the Hoylake Shipwreck

For August 2021 only I’m offering this walk on a Free Gratuity basis but there are only a few places left on the 25th August. From September 1st this walk will be charged at £15pp

I only take up to 10 people on my pre-paid sunset walks and this one is only run a couple of times a year so booking is a must! Click below to see my upcoming walks out to this location and to book your place.

Selected dates across the year


up to a maximum group size of 10.

Price Includes

  • 3 hour photo walk to Hoylake Shipwreck
  • Full guided walk across the sands.

Not Included

  • Travel to and from the location
  • Food and drink
  • Camera equipment or personal injury insurance
  • Accommodation

Essential Equipment

  • Camera (camera phones are fine)
  • Suitable clothing for the weather
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Food and fluid

Recommended but Not Essential

  • Tripod
  • Filters
  • Change of lenses
  • Torch
  • Other camera accessories (eg trigger remote)